We are Maine’s largest and most complete resource for diagnosing and treating spinal problems. Our expert team of physiatrists, physical therapists, physician assistants and nurses works together to:
Evaluate and diagnose the cause of your back pain
Design a treatment plan that’s tailored to your individual needs and lifestyle
Connect you to the right healthcare professionals to provide treatment
Help you take care of your spine so you can live as actively and pain-free as possible
It’s a highly-coordinated approach that ensures you get the care you need, when and where you need it.
While spinal surgery can be an effective treatment—and we can help determine whether you are a candidate for surgery—it's not right for every person with back pain. Unless the spine problem is so severe that surgery is the only option, we always try the most conservative (nonsurgical) treatment measures first.
If back or neck pain is interfering with your ability to enjoy life, it may be time to visit our Spine Program team. Or, if a doctor has recommended surgery for your back problem and you would like a second opinion, let’s talk. You can rest assured that your care is in the best of hands.
Stephanie lived with chronic back pain for a long time. One day her back gave out, and she could not walk, literally. See how surgery at MMC helped her regain quality of life and get back to doing the things she loves, like yoga.
Back pain occurs for many reasons. The first step in treating back or neck pain is to identify exactly what is causing it. So before we can diagnose your condition and design a treatment plan, a complete medical history and physical examination are necessary. This gives us a clearer picture of what’s causing your back or neck problem, and whether additional diagnostic tests are needed. If further tests are needed, we have all the most advanced technology available right here at our center, so everything usually can be done in one visit.